Nikola Announces Change in Leadership

Nikola Corporation has recently announced a change in their leadership with former Vice Chariman, Stephen Girsky as the new Chariman of the Board, effective immediately. The reason for transition is due to Trevor Milton, former executive chairman deciding to step down from his position voluntarily.

Girsky is a Managing Partner of VectoIQ, LLC, an independent advisory firm based in New York. He comes with more than 30 years of experience working with corporate board executives, labour leaders, OEM leaders, suppliers, dealers and national policy makers. Girsky served in a number of capacities at General Motors Co. from November 2009 until July 2014, including vice chairman, having responsibility for global corporate strategy, new business development, global product planning and program management, global connected consumer/OnStar, and GM Ventures LLC, global research & development and global purchasing and supply chain.

“Nikola is truly in my blood and always will be, and the focus should be on the Company and its world-changing mission, not me,” says Milton. “So I made the difficult decision to approach the Board and volunteer to step aside as Executive Chairman. Founding Nikola and growing it into a company that will change transportation for the better and help protect our world’s climate has been an incredible honor.”

“As we move forward, I am confident Steve is the right leader to guide our vision at the Board level. In addition to being an early believer and supporter of Nikola, Steve has more than 30 years of experience working with OEM leaders, suppliers, dealers, labor leaders and national policy makers, and has served as a director of numerous public companies.”

Read the full press release here.